David has been involved in the shooting sports and marksmanship training since an early age. He has completed the Michigan DNR Safe Hunter Course and has been actively involved in small game hunting and recreational shooting sports all of his adult life.
David was a member of the NRA Rifle Team and successfully applied those shooting skills, becoming a rifle expert with the M16A2 rifle while serving on active duty with the U.S. military. David also qualified each year with the Colt M1911 .45 ACP and the later with the Beretta 92FS.
David has been active in the NRA along the Wahsatch front since 2009, actively involved in marksmanship training as well as competitive pistol shooting with several of the local clubs, such as the USPSA, IPSC/IDPA, and Steel Challenge.
David’s instructing experience includes:
- United States Marine Corps – Rifle and Pistol Marksmanship Instructor / Range Coach / Range Safety Officer / Instructor
- NRA Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun Instructor
- NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home (PPITH) Instructor and Refuse to be a Victim Instructor
- NRA Chief Range Safety Officer – Instructor for Range Safety Officer
David volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America as a Merit Badge Shooting instructor and as a Range Safety Officer for BSA shooting events. David also volunteers his time teaching and certifying Scout Leaders as new RSOs for the BSA.
David is certified as a State of Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Instructor and has taught 212 students the minimum training curriculum mandated by the State of Utah, as well as requiring each class to demonstrate safe firearm handing skill, knowledge, and attitude on a live firing range, firing 50 rounds, in 5 relays, through 5 different shooting positions (not a State requirement, a “DeWitt requirement.”).
David volunteers as a Range Officer at the Wahsatch Shooters Association public outdoor range and has logged over 602 hours over the past two years.